a girl can change her mind (and often does)

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Family Room, Living Room, My House43 Comments

Soooo…the curtain saga continues.  I’ve confessed that rugs are my nemesis, but now that I’ve switched to sisal and jute blends, I’ve made peace with rugs.  It seems like curtains might be my new nemesis.  I think the struggle I have with curtains is that it’s not a design choice that’s easily (or inexpensively) changed.  In a room with one … Read More

pillows for the family room

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Family Room, My House24 Comments

I made a few pillows for my family room yesterday and made a few more today.  It felt so good to work on the details of a room and towards the goal of finishing.  I tend to get a room finished enough and then move onto other things, never circling back to finish.  Then months later, maybe even years, I’ll … Read More

the right lamp shade

Marian ParsonsFamily Room, My House51 Comments

A few months ago, I bought this pretty alabaster lamp at an antique store.  I loved the shape of it… It came with a shade, but I didn’t think it fit the lamp very well.  I ended up hanging onto it without a shade in the basement for a while and finally moved it up to my desk when I … Read More

Showing off the wainscoting…

Marian ParsonsFamily Room, My House14 Comments

I showed off my new family room wainscoting a few days ago, but the hutch in the corner was bugging me a little.  Even as we were moving the furniture back, I said to Jeff, “I think this hutch looks too squished into that corner and it hides all of the wainscoting.” “Oh no.  I think it looks fine.”  I … Read More